The CARES Act: What Does It Mean for Your School District?

    April 2020

    The federal government approved the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) on March 27, 2020, as part of its efforts to address economic and other damage caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

    As part of the CARES Act, Congress created the Education Stabilization Fund to provide support to K-12 schools, higher education institutions and other education-related organizations. The details regarding federal distributions to K-12 schools through the state government are coming into focus, including the just-announced availability of a major portion of Education Stabilization Fund allocations.